Cameroon: 200 Elephants Killed in Park

Wildlife activists said on Thursday that poachers had slaughtered at least 200 elephants in the past five weeks in Bouba Ndjida National Park. The International Fund for Animal Welfare called the scale of the killings unprecedented, and urged the government to take action. The group said that many orphaned elephant calves had been spotted in the park, and it feared they would soon die. The organization blamed poachers from Sudan; it says the elephants are killed for their ivory tusks, which are smuggled to Asia and Europe.

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